Dragon Ball Z

Season 10 Episode 18

Android Explosion

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Aired Weekdays 10:30 PM Dec 11, 2000 on Cartoon Network
8.8
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Android Explosion
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Android 16 watched as Gohan was slowly being defeated. Cell suddenly put the "squeeze" on Gohan. Gohan struggled but could not get out. He was going to be destroyed. He didn't want to kill anyone, even Cell, so he wouldn't power up. Cell let go of Gohan. At that moment, Android 16 came up behind Cell and gave him a taste of his own medicine. Now it was Cell that was being squeezed. Android 16 said he was going to detonate the explosive that was inside him. It was strong enough to destroy Cell, and everything around him. He tried to detonate the bomb, but nothing happened. Krillin said that Bulma and Dr. Briefs had taken it out, and told the story of it. When he was done, Cell destroyed 16. Gohan was angry, but his power was still not showing itself. Then, before he began to fight, Cell counted the Z Warriors and made that many mini duplicates of himself, that were just as strong. Gohan and Cell began to fight.moreless

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  • Cell continues to coerce Gohan into releasing his hidden power at all costs, his desire to see it is matched only by his strength. Can Gohan continue to hold up against such a threat?moreless

    8.8
    Cell continues to coerce Gohan into releasing his hidden power while the others look on in horror. Piccolo feels the need to aid Gohan, but Goku stops him saying that Gohan needs to do this alone in order to awaken his powers. However, Piccolo startles Goku by revealing what we all knew (all thanks to Chi-Chi) that Gohan isn't a natural fighter at heart, but rather a small, scared child who doesn't thirst for fighting. After he finishes crushing Gohan and discarding him, he snatches away the senzu beans from Krillin before he could even blink an eye. As everyone starts to lose faith, Android 16 steps up at bat and locks Cell in a bear-hug so as to destroy Cell with his embedded bomb. 16 says he's doing this because he has grown to love the world and would give up his live to maintain peace. Little did he know that Bulma and her father removed the bomb…so as you can imagine, Cell was very pleased and blasted apart 16, before kicking away his head. The episode ends as Cell pops out his Cell Juniors and sets them upon the Z-fighters all to draw out Gohan's hidden power.



    (As a note, Hercule was just being Hercule and the camera crew felt like a side attraction, so no mention of them)moreless
  • even more dragged out then usual :(

    5.6
    Android 16 watched as Gohan was slowly being defeated. Cell suddenly put the "squeeze" on Gohan. Gohan struggled but could not get out. He was going to be destroyed. He didn't want to kill anyone, even Cell, so he wouldn't power up. Cell let go of Gohan. At that moment, Android 16 came up behind Cell and gave him a taste of his own medicine. Now it was Cell that was being squeezed. Android 16 said he was going to detonate the explosive that was inside him. It was strong enough to destroy Cell, and everything around him. He tried to detonate the bomb, but nothing happened. Krillin said that Bulma and Dr. Briefs had taken it out, and told the story of it. When he was done, Cell destroyed 16. Gohan was angry, but his power was still not showing itself. Then, before he began to fight, Cell counted the Z Warriors and made that many mini duplicates of himself, that were just as strong.



    Well another dragged out episode the very least fighting they could posssibly show i thought Just change the channel!!moreless
  • Goku...realizes he's wrong?

    7.7
    Cell continues to relentlessly attack Gohan in order to bring out the hidden power that Goku was talking about. However, Piccolo makes Goku realize that things are out of context when it came to Goku, and that his son might really die. Cell commits the next move before Goku was, which is unleashing seven miniature versions of himself to attack Gohan's friends.



    It's like your usual dragged out Dragonball Z episode, but this has some surprising redeeming values within it. Prior to this episode, you got the impression that Goku's plan to corner Gohan and forcefully release his hidden potential would have 100% went through with no problems, but he overlooked one aspect that would haunt him.



    Plus, Android 16's heroics were really admiring. The whole irony was pretty sympathetic on 16's part. His bomb that was intended to be used on Goku, he was going to use on Cell, but Bulma feared it would have been used on Goku anyways. It's just sad seeing him go down without a fight. Though other than that, seeing Hercule and his stupid remark making is still very damn annoying.moreless
  • Cell continues to try to release Gohan's hidden powers. His next plan is to spit out little replicas of himself and have them attack Gohan's friends.

    5.9
    This episode was okay to watch, and entertaining enough, but as is typical with DBZ, a lot of time was wasted.



    Overall, I was expecting a lot more from this fight, but it looks like all that's going to happen really is Cell will beat up Gohan and his friends until Gohan finally releases his hidden powers.



    It's not a complete disappointment, because the fight has had its good moments, but for the most part, it's been a lot of dragging moments out and Cell coming up with new plans to release Gohan's power.



    I think the best part of this episode was when Piccolo informed Goku that Gohan does not lust for battle like he does. That's something Goku failed to realize about his son, mainly because he himself loves battle so much that he assumed Gohan did, as well. It also reveals Gohan's truly gentle nature. It's different from his father's. Yes, Goku is forgiving, but he does enjoy a good fight. Gohan, on the other hand, fights only in defense of his friends, and not even in defense of his own life.moreless
Teryl Rothery

Teryl Rothery

Additional Voices

Dave Ward

Dave Ward

King Kai (1996-1998)

Tom Kenny

Tom Kenny

Additional Voices (1996)

Kirby Morrow

Kirby Morrow

Goku

Maggie Blue O'Hara

Maggie Blue O'Hara

Bulma

Scott McNeil

Scott McNeil

Piccolo/Nappa/Jeice (1996-1998)

Stephanie Nadolny

Stephanie Nadolny

Young Gohan (1999-2000)/Additional Voices (2001-)

Recurring Role

Laura Bailey

Laura Bailey

Kid Trunks (2001-)

Recurring Role

Dameon Clarke

Dameon Clarke

Cell/Adult Gohan/Killa/South Kai/Bora

Recurring Role

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